First Test of Burringham Flood Defenses

After a summer of investment and building work, the new Burringham flood defense is working effectively and provides the protection it was built for.

The new stronger flood defenses faced their first test with this weeks high tides.

Huge metal piles have been driven into the ground at Burringham this summer to provide a strong defense against flooding, and as expected during the current high tides.

Morgan Wray, a team leader at the Environment Agency, said: “Building stronger defenses and installing the sheet piling obviously disturbs the ground which needs a little time to reconsolidate around the defenses. This is a natural process which is expected and the ground just behind the defenses is likely to be wet for a while.

The seepage is not a flood risk, it is contained through the drainage system and is expected to diminish as the ground settles.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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